Teach Like a Pirate

Transform Your Life as an Educator!

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.


Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.


Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation. Register early and take advantage of the SIEC early-bird registration price! We look forward to seeing you at the Huntingburg Event Center in June.

Dave Burgess

Dave Burgess is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He received national recognition as recipient of the 2014 BAMMY Award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.


As an award-winning teacher from San Diego, California, he was recognized as Teacher of the Year, a Golden Apple recipient, and a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity. His dynamic and inspirational message coupled with his outrageously energetic performance style has transformed classrooms and sparked an educational revolution around the world.

Wednesday, June 21st, 9am-3pm

Huntingburg Event Center 110 East 14th St. Huntingburg, IN 47542

*This workshop is for all teachers at all grade levels!

*All times are Eastern time zone.

*Lunch is included in the registration fee.

*Each participant will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Growth Points.

*Registration fee $140 ESC Members and $195 Non-ESC members. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: $120 members/$175 non-members. Please register by March 31, 2017 to receive the early-bird discount.

*See embedded registration form below.